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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

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26/02/2015

Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what scientists already knew from basic physics, lab tests, numerous simulations, temperature records and dozens of other climatic indicators. They say it ...

EWEA welcomes Energy Union proposal for post-2020 renewables directive

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26/02/2015

The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon as next year to guarantee that the 2030 climate and energy targets are met cost-effectively. Thomas Becker, CEO of EWEA, welcomed this initiative and said a new directive for beyond 2020 shows that renewables will have a central role to play in Europe's future energy mix. He said: "These ...

EPA Recognizes CHS2M HILL for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management

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26/02/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, recognized CH2M HILL for excellence in greenhouse gas (GHG) management in the fourth annual Climate Leadership Awards on February 24, 2015. CH2M HILL set a goal of 25 percent reduction in absolute ...

US House approves bill to step up fight against toxic algae

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26/02/2015

Members of Congress have called for more aggressive federal action to prevent toxic algae from contaminating the Great Lakes and other waterways around the nation, such as an outbreak on Lake Erie last summer that left more than 400,000 people without safe tap water for two days. The House approved a bill this week that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop within 90 ...

Air Monitors Ltd to reveal the future of air quality monitoring

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26/02/2015

Just as the demand for better air quality in towns and cities grows, public sector budgets are diminishing, so the need for better, more effective, lower cost monitoring has never been greater. The Air Monitors’ exhibition stands (No’s 3 & 4) at AQE 2015, the air quality and emissions show, will therefore feature the latest technologies for: improving spatial and temporal ...

Infographic Highlights Importance of Groundwater Remediation in US

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24/02/2015

With roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population consuming groundwater as drinking water, keeping groundwater free of contaminates is crucial. Groundwater remediation is the process of removing pollution from our water supplies and fresh drinking water. The process of cleaning up the more than 100,000 U.S. sites that have contaminated groundwater is projected to be extremely costly, ranging from ...

Rapid Granulator and Eldan now in the same ownership - giving customers more choice than ever

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26/02/2015

Following the acquisition of Rapid Granulator by Lifco, customers will now - for the first time - be able to directly access a unique portfolio of granulators and shredders, as the company joins forces with sister company Eldan, which is also owned by Lifco. Heading the two companies is Dr. Toni Reftman, who holds a Ph.D. in recycling, has been appointed to the post of CEO and Director of both ...

Responsible water stewardship in the mining sector

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25/02/2015

The International Council on Metals (ICMM) has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets out a collaborative approach to water management ...

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